Dear Diary – Day Two In Narnia

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  1. Keira Cunningham says:

    As I have commented elsewhere – in the unlikely event that the Government scrap the Overseas Aid Budget – the £11 billion savings would go to reduce the budget deficit and not to mitigate government spending cuts.

    If you want to see the Overseas Aid Budget cut then in the next election you should vote for the party that advocates that move; UKIP.

    For my part I am proud of the overseas aid budget, it represents a tiny part of our spending, represents valuable support to people in dire need and is one of the reasons I think this country is still great.

    • On that we will have to agree to disagree. I COULD be proud of our Overseas Aid Budget if we were not in such dire straits at home, and when I see it being used to ‘help’ countries with a stronger economy than ours then I begin to lose support.

  2. Keira Cunningham says:

    As I have commented elsewhere – in the unlikely event that the Government scrap the Overseas Aid Budget – the £11 billion savings would go to reduce the budget deficit and not to mitigate government spending cuts.

    If you want to see the Overseas Aid Budget cut then in the next election you should vote for the party that advocates that move; UKIP.

    For my part I am proud of the overseas aid budget, it represents a tiny part of our spending, represents valuable support to people in dire need and is one of the reasons I think this country is still great.

    • On that we will have to agree to disagree. I COULD be proud of our Overseas Aid Budget if we were not in such dire straits at home, and when I see it being used to ‘help’ countries with a stronger economy than ours then I begin to lose support.

  3. ideb8 says:

    Yes, pride is perhaps no longer so appropriate, since overseas aid was ALSO sullied by the Bullingdon Boys:

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    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2255852/Foreign-aid-Its-simply-cynical-ruthless-self-indulgent-job-says-scathing-study.html

    >> David Cameron’s controversial foreign aid target is a costly ‘con job’ designed to make the Conservative Party seem more caring, a study warns today.

    [and] ..accuses the Prime Minister of using billions of pounds of taxpayers’ money to ‘rebrand his party..‘

    ..increased aid spending has been used by the Prime Minister to ‘detoxify’ the Tory image, describing it as ‘one of the most expensive marketing campaigns in history’.

    ..accuses Mr Cameron of ‘taking advantage of the real generosity of the British people’, adding: ‘A set of policies trumpeted as manifesting generosity is in fact a cynical, ruthless and morally reprehensible con job pushed by marketing gurus for whom their real-world effects in the underdeveloped world are largely irrelevant.’
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    If only the OAB did represent valuable support to people in dire need – but, yet again, the Tory Nudgers won the day because their public image, of course, must trump all else, even at the expense of the most vulnerable – not just those here in UK but globally.

    The clue was another liar which Cameron appointed to control the OAB..
    (http://ideb8.wordpress.com/2013/01/04/the-right-honourable-and-the-honourable-right)

    Yet it’s “one of the reasons I think this country is still great” – really? Swallowed their dodgy line too, by the look of it..

  4. ideb8 says:

    Yes, pride is perhaps no longer so appropriate, since overseas aid was ALSO sullied by the Bullingdon Boys:

    ———————————————————————
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2255852/Foreign-aid-Its-simply-cynical-ruthless-self-indulgent-job-says-scathing-study.html

    >> David Cameron’s controversial foreign aid target is a costly ‘con job’ designed to make the Conservative Party seem more caring, a study warns today.

    [and] ..accuses the Prime Minister of using billions of pounds of taxpayers’ money to ‘rebrand his party..‘

    ..increased aid spending has been used by the Prime Minister to ‘detoxify’ the Tory image, describing it as ‘one of the most expensive marketing campaigns in history’.

    ..accuses Mr Cameron of ‘taking advantage of the real generosity of the British people’, adding: ‘A set of policies trumpeted as manifesting generosity is in fact a cynical, ruthless and morally reprehensible con job pushed by marketing gurus for whom their real-world effects in the underdeveloped world are largely irrelevant.’
    ———————————————————————

    If only the OAB did represent valuable support to people in dire need – but, yet again, the Tory Nudgers won the day because their public image, of course, must trump all else, even at the expense of the most vulnerable – not just those here in UK but globally.

    The clue was another liar which Cameron appointed to control the OAB..
    (http://ideb8.wordpress.com/2013/01/04/the-right-honourable-and-the-honourable-right)

    Yet it’s “one of the reasons I think this country is still great” – really? Swallowed their dodgy line too, by the look of it..

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